About Goodstart Mentone
OPENING APRIL 2021
Our waitlist is now open - enquire now and register your interest to be the first to know the latest news and updates as we progress towards opening.
About our new centre
Our new home is architecturally designed to offer children a beautiful inviting space both internally and externally. Featuring six age-based learning spaces over two levels, with direct access for all children to a 0-2 and 3-5 year old expansive outdoor play areas.
Our beautiful communal dining hub allows the children to come together and enjoy meals away from their learning spaces. Our onsite kitchen with child-height servery allows our centre cook to serve and interact with our children and engage in cooking and preparing meals.
With a highly experienced and qualified team, our early learning programs cater to each child’s stage of development, from six weeks of age to Preschool-aged children. The curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to your child’s individual interests.
We provide early learning & care to these groups:
Pre-Kinder 3-4 years
We're located at:
205-207 Nepean Highway
Mentone VIC 3194
Ph: 1800 222 543
Closed (no charge for public holidays)
Emma Richards Centre Director
My name is Emma Richards and I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Mentone.
I have worked within the early childhood profession for over six wonderful years. I have worked in a variety of roles within Goodstart during this time. In 2018 I spent a year in the US working as an Au Pair, where I had the opportunity to join a busy family of six, experiencing a different culture and living independently in another country, which was a wonderful growth experience for me. It also gave me a new understanding for what really matters to children and families while engaging in an early learning service.
Children are central to everything we do here at Goodstart and I am extremely proud to represent a culture of continuous growth, exploration and development.
My vision as a leader is based on a solid understanding that the first five years shape who a child will become, by understanding the powerful theory of attachment and allowing it to guide our educators in building secure connections with each individual child and family.
I am excited to have the opportunity to lead my team to build a Centre rich in knowledge, community and culture. To lead a qualified, purposeful and enthusiastic team and to support our children and families to reach their goals and exceed expectations.
I strive to create a warm, safe and inviting atmosphere where all children, educators and families feel valued, empowered and connected.
I am looking forward to meeting you, and welcoming you and your family into our community.